Movies I am Looking Forward to Watching:
I did not enjoy the first adaptation from the world of John Green. When I found out Paper Towns was being released, the only feelings I had were: Meh. I saw the beginning of the trailer, not knowing it was Paper Towns, and concluded I was going to watch the movie before ending title sequence came up on the screen. I was surprised. I don’t have anything against movies centralizing on a mostly teenage cast. I adored Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I find it hard to believe Margo is supposed to be a teenager, but that’s my only beef with what I’ve seen so far. I’m still deciding if I should read the novel before and after.
I am not a fan of Adam Sandler, but Josh Gad, I am slowly becoming a fan of his. The concept of aliens misinterpreting video games and sending bigger than life versions to invade Earth is one that I love to hate and hate to love. Perhaps it is my minor, inner geek who is thrilled there world of video games is penetrating movies therein combining two things I am fond of, despite the horrid video game to movie adaptations. Prince of Persia, what was that? By the way, where’s the representation for female gamers? Yeah, I went there.
DVD I’ll Check Out:
I’m one of those people who judge a book by its cover. That goes for movie posters too. The typography, type-placement, colors, and purposefully not using an image for the entire poster, it’s appealing all around. Some say it’s a romance story unlike others. I typically read that for other romance stories, so I can hardly believe it. The science-fiction aspect of it is appealing. I don’t like basing predictions on feelings, because I would rather have facts, but I have a feeling I will like this movie.
Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, July 21:
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New on Netflix:
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